Here it is a week later, and I still don’t have a f***ing clue.
"If we win in the Orange Bowl, we will have won 70 games in the last seven years," Weaver said. "With good math that averages out to 10. Only Southern Cal and Texas would have done that. I think there are some things people don't quite understand. One of those things is this: We are not philosophically in my opinion the type of football team that Oklahoma and Texas and Texas Tech are where they're throwing the ball as much as they do. That is not philosophically how we play. That is not what Beamerball has been. Beamerball has been play great defense, have an outstanding kicking game so that you can keep the other team at the opposite end of the field, and don't put your defense in bad turnover position by your offense.
"When you play that way, you're going to have sometimes more close games than you might want to have, but that's philosophically how I see what we're doing. It might be that some of our fans want to throw the ball more or do this, that or the other more. Sometimes they see a play that looks like the play they saw before but it's blocked with a totally different blocking scheme. That certainly is different. But to the general fan's eye, and sometimes even other coaches' eyes, you don't see that until you see the film.
"Have we been as good as we would have liked to on offense? No. Did we play well at times? The answer is yes. Did we play well enough to win the ACC championship? The answer is yes. We're concerned about winning football games. I'm not concerned about the statistical area as our fans are. I understand the fans' perspective, but I also understand what our primary goals are, and how we're going about them. We're going about them a little differently than some other teams do."
First off, BeamerBall has next to nothing to do with offense, at least not in the conventional manner. Check out definitions of the word on Urban Dictionary and Beamer’s Wikipedia page, just for clarification. BeamerBall is all about special teams and defense. Weaver makes it sound as if underachieving on offense is part of the BeamerBall game plan, and that’s about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. I can certainly understand the emphasis on having a great turnover margin, but it’s not like that can’t be achieved by a higher-scoring offense.
Also, we don’t have to throw the ball any more than we already do, we just need to choose pass plays that bolster the run game (play action, draws, screens, quick screens, TE drags, quick outs, etc.). Our issue with Stiney is that he doesn’t utilize the talent that he has. Players like Eddie Royal and Greg Boone, who consistently perform above average, don’t seem to get an appropriate allotment of touches each game. We could absolutely keep the same ratio of passes to runs that we have now and still be more successful, we just need someone who understands what works and what doesn’t. A coach that knows when to follow the gameplan, and when to stray from it. Stiney doesn’t get it.
Finally, Weaver talks about our primary goals. He says “we're going about them a little differently than some other teams do." He’s got that right - other teams make an effort to reach their goals, and don’t stick with a broken gameplan, or “game-planner”, if you will.